Amsterdam: F. Changuion, 1741; 1739*. Hardcover. 2 volumes. 12mo. 487pp. 580pp. Contemporary brown leather with red title plate and gilt embossed decoration to spines. Raised bands. Surface hairline cracks to spines. Minor wear to head and tail of spines. Corners rubbed and worn. Scuffing, some staining and welling to boards. Modern marbled end papers. Red page edges. Jean de la Bruyere (1645-1696) was French satiric moralist who is best known for the work at hand , Les Caractères de Théophraste traduits du grec avec Les Caractères ou les moeurs de ce siècle (first published in 1688; The Characters, or the Manners of the Age, with The Characters of Theophrastus), which is considered to be one of the masterpieces of French literature. In French. In overall good condition. g. Item #14790
*The first volume dates 1741, while the second volume dates 1739.